Posts Tagged ‘comida’

Casa Canaria

March 8, 2013
Casa Canaria

Casa Canaria

Casa Canaria is a pleasant little restaurant overlooking a little garden in front of the main church in Punta Brava.

The bright green plastic chairs and tables outside are a bit of an eyesore.

I had been told excellent tomato soup. I fancied tomato soup and so I walked along Playa Jardín from Puerto de la Cruz to Punta Brava.

No tomato soup, they did though have chicken soup. It was delicious. Chicken, carrots and spaghetti(?).

I thought I would try champiñones al ajillo, garlic mushrooms. I wish I had not as not very pleasant. Sliced mushrooms, hard to tell if fresh or tinned, little bits of what I assumed to be green and red peppers and garlic, cooked in olive oil.

Washed down with a glass of beer and two glasses of water.

In a pleasant location, overlooking a little square in front of the main church, but why then ruin the tranqulity of the spot with a widescreen TV. Yes a widescreen TV outside beamed at the outside seating area.

Walking back, I came across an interesting book a man was reading overlooking Playa Jardín.

Bar Restaurante Venezuela

March 6, 2013
Bar Restaurante Venezuela

Bar Restaurante Venezuela

Bar Restaurante Venezuela is a pleasant enough little restaurant in Punta Brava, though completely lacking in atmosphere, not that is if morons shouting to each other is atmosphere.

I have come to the sad conclusion that the peasant class in Tenerife is both brain dead and stone deaf. Gather together two or more and quiet conversation seems to be beyond them, they shout at each other.

The food though was surpisingly good. I ordered tortilla, with no idea what to expect. I expected a small slice, with what I did not know. What came was a large plate, half of a large tortilla, salad, and a glass of water and a beer which I had added to the order.

But what would otherwise have been a pleasant meal was spoiled by the horrendous noise.

Bar Restaurante Venezuela is located in Punta Brava, opposite Santa Rita, or to be more exact, opposite Hogar Santa Rita.

Punta Brava is a little village one end of Playa Jardín, Puerto de la Cruz at the other end.

Synchronicity: Strange, considering the name of the restaurant, the day, or maybe the day after, Hugo Chavez dies, Presidente de Venezuela.

Mojo Rojo

February 26, 2013

Mojo Rojo is a sauce or salsa of the Canary Islands. It comes in two types, mojo rojo or mojo verde.


3 cloves of garlic

heaped tablespoon of course rock salt or sea salt

1/2 teaspoon of sweet chili powder or hot chili powder

pinch of cumin

pinch of oregano

extra virgin olive oil

spash of wine vinegar


Can liquidise, this method uses mortar and pestle.

Add three cloves of garlic and course salt. Pound. Add olive oil to get appropriate constituency. Add other ingredients, a spash of vinegar. Add sweet chili powder or hot chili powder depending how hot you like your sauce. Mix. Takes about five minutes.

Many thanks to head chef at Hotel Florida and Ana in El Limón.

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